Okay, I was so going to post about this yesterday, but then it just totally slipped my mind. I should really lay off the weed... Anyway, yesterday the awesome Brooklyn duo Sleigh Bells shared a new song titled "Champions of Unrestricted Beauty"—one month after making headlines for accusing Demi Lovato and her team of sampling not one, but two tracks from their debut album Treats without permission. According to a Facebook post, the follow-up to their latest album, 2013's Bitter Rivals, is almost done.
The song ditches the guitars that previously populated the duo's abrasive, deliciously distorted noise-pop offerings in favor of a sound that is decidedly slicker and more synth-driven. Alexis Krauss' powerful vocals are on point, but I do hope their next album is not completely guitar-less, I mean, what the hell would I be without Sleigh Bells' angsty, don't-fuck-with-me anthems?? I always feel like a bad bitch whenever I listen to "Crown on the Ground" and "Comeback Kid." Don't disappoint me, Queen Alexis.